Why You Should Spend Your Time in New Zealand Outside

If you’ve ever been to New Zealand – or just seen a photo of the place – it’s pretty obvious why you should try to spend as much time outside as possible when you travel there. The North Island’s skyscraping Mount Cook, cloaked in snow and surrounded by dreamy clouds, the protruding green peaks at Milford Sound and the Craters of the Moon valley, where the earth hisses and puffs out steam, are just a few of the awe-inspiring natural features that define New Zealand and make it a coveted destination for world travelers. See for yourself:

Mount Cook Southern Alps [New Zealand]

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Mount Cook, Southern Alps | Mount Cook, the tallest mountain in New Zealand, rises out of the Aaraki National Park on the southern tip of the North Island. At more than 12,000 feet high, it is a popular destination for mountain climbers who go there to scale the rocky slopes to the three summits (Low, Middle and High peaks), and capture a stunning view of the fragmented blue Tasman Glacier to the east.

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